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Fluorescence properties of curcumin-loaded nanoparticles for cell tracking

Authors Mogharbel BF, Francisco JC, Irioda AC, Dziedzic DSM, Ferreira PE, Souza D, Souza CMCO, Bergonse Neto N, Guarita-Souza LC, Franco CRC, Nakamura CV, Kaplum V, Mazzarino L, Lemos-Senna E, Borsali R, Soto PA, Setton-Avruj P, Abdelwahid E, Carvalho KA

Received 14 April 2018

Accepted for publication 30 May 2018

Published 28 September 2018 Volume 2018:13 Pages 5823—5836

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJN.S171099

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Thomas Webster


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Bassam Felipe Mogharbel,1 Julio Cesar Francisco,1 Ana Carolina Irioda,1 Dilcele Silva Moreira Dziedzic,1 Priscila Elias Ferreira,1 Daiany de Souza,1 Carolina Maria Costa de Oliveira Souza,1 Nelson Bergonse Neto,2 Luiz Cesar Guarita-Souza,2 Celia Regina Cavichiolo Franco,3 Celso Vataru Nakamura,4 Vanessa Kaplum,4 Letícia Mazzarino,5 Elenara Lemos-Senna,6 Redouane Borsali,7 Paula A Soto,8 Patricia Setton-Avruj,8 Eltyeb Abdelwahid,9 Katherine Athayde Teixeira de Carvalho1

1Cell Therapy and Biotechnology in Regenerative Medicine Department, Pelé Pequeno Príncipe Institute, Child and Adolescent Health Research and Pequeno Príncipe Faculty, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil; 2Institute of Biological and Health Sciences, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Centro de Ciências Biológicas e da Saúde (CCBS), Curitiba, Brazil; 3Cell Biology Department, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil; 4Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil; 5Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, NanoBioMat Laboratory, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil; 6Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil; 7Centre de Recherches sur les Macromolécules Végétales (CERMAV), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), University Grenoble Alpes, F-38000, Grenoble, France; 8Instituto de Química y Físicoquímica Biológica (IQUIFIB), Departament of Química Biológica, Facultad de Farmacia y Bíoquímica, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA) Consejo nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentine; 9Feinberg School of Medicine, Feinberg Cardiovascular Research Institute, Northwestern University, Chicago, Il, USA

Background: Posttransplant cell tracking, via stem cell labeling, is a crucial strategy for monitoring and maximizing benefits of cell-based therapies. The structures and functionalities of polysaccharides, proteins, and lipids allow their utilization in nanotechnology systems.
Materials and methods: In the present study, we analyzed the potential benefit of curcumin-loaded nanoparticles (NPC) using Vero cells (in vitro) and NPC-labeled adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (NPC-ADMSCs) (in vivo) in myocardial infarction and sciatic nerve crush preclinical models. Thereafter, transplantation, histological examination, real time imaging, and assessment of tissue regeneration were done.
Results: Transplanted NPC-ADMSCs were clearly identified and revealed potential benefit when used in cell tracking.
Conclusion: This approach may have broad applications in modeling labeled transplanted cells and in developing improved stem cell therapeutic strategies.

Keywords: mesenchymal stem cells, transplantation, cell marking, myocardium infarction, sciatic nerve crush

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